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Know Before You Go | Yellowstone National Park

Whether you're preparing for your upcoming Yellowstone adventure or just want to learn more about America's oldest national park, we've got you covered. We've rounded up an array of useful resources, from wildlife guides and packing tips to compelling first-hand accounts written by Nat Hab travelers and staff. 
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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about Yellowstone? We've got answers! We've compiled a list of our most frequently asked questions about wildlife, lodges, transportation, weather and more.
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Wildlife Guide

Wildlife Guide

Learn about bison herds, wolf packs and the other incredible wildlife you'll encounter on your Yellowstone safari. 
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Yellowstone Trivia

Yellowstone Trivia

Take our quiz to put your knowledge to the test, then share it with your family and friends to see who knows the most about this national treasure!
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Weather & Climate

Weather & Climate

Find out what the typical weather conditions in Yellowstone National Park in this month by month breakdown of temperature and precipitation. 
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Packing List

Packing List

Check out our comprehensive list of all the clothing and gear you’ll want to pack so you'll be well prepared for your Yellowstone adventure.
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Travel Stories & Articles
The Big Bad Wolf: Greater Yellowstone’s Greatest Controversy

The Big Bad Wolf: Greater Yellowstone’s Greatest Controversy

—By Megan Brief
Watch Nat Hab’s 'The Big Bad Wolf' and Read on for an Exclusive Interview with the Film’s Co-Producer—Wildlife Biologist, Aaron Bott.
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Celebrate Yellowstone’s 150th Anniversary This Summer

Celebrate Yellowstone’s 150th Anniversary This Summer

—By Jon Jared
Yellowstone National Park’s 150th anniversary celebrates the birth of the world’s first national park in 1872, setting the stage for others of its kind in the U.S. and around the globe.
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Where to See Wolves in Yellowstone National Park

Where to See Wolves in Yellowstone National Park

—By Michelle Peters
Let's take a look at the top places to see wolves in Yellowstone and learn why winter is the best time to spot them.
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Reducing Human-Grizzly Bear Conflict in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

Reducing Human-Grizzly Bear Conflict in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

—By Lavanya Sunkara
Unfortunately, where there is human-bear existence, there is also inevitable conflict.
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Geysers, Hot Springs and the Yellowstone Volcano

Geysers, Hot Springs and the Yellowstone Volcano

—By Cathy Brown
On a trip to the park, travelers can enjoy the beauty of five main hydrothermal features: hot springs, geysers, mudpots, fumaroles and travertine terraces.
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9 Top Wildlife Experiences in Yellowstone National Park

9 Top Wildlife Experiences in Yellowstone National Park

—By Joel Centano
From spying the park’s largest and most powerful megafauna to its most colorful microscopic organisms, here’s a glimpse of the top wildlife experiences to look forward to on a Yellowstone safari.
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Why Large Mammals Thrive in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

Why Large Mammals Thrive in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

—By Megan Brief
The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is home to the largest concentration of mammals in the lower 48 states, a fact that its moniker, “North American Serengeti,” refers to.
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American Serengeti: Wildlife Wonders of Yellowstone

American Serengeti: Wildlife Wonders of Yellowstone

—By Laura Kiniry
Yellowstone’s “American Serengeti” is a nod to East Africa’s ecosystem of vast open plains, savanna and woodlands that is home to a drizzling array of wildlife.
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Fascinating Facts About Yellowstone National Park

Fascinating Facts About Yellowstone National Park

—By Emily Goodheart
Before your visit, here are some fascinating facts you may not have known about the wildlife, natural wonders and storied past of this beloved national park.
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Yellowstone: A Problem for a Born Naturalist | A Glimpse Into the Life of a Yellowstone Guide

Yellowstone: A Problem for a Born Naturalist | A Glimpse Into the Life of a Yellowstone Guide

—By Nat Hab Expedition Leader, Benj Sinclair
One week of “assisted searching” on a small-group tour is all you need to prepare yourself for a lifetime of Yellowstone treasure hunting, right at the edge of the road.
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Video: Grand Teton National Park Getaway

Video: Grand Teton National Park Getaway

—By Candice Gaukel Andrews
This 8K video is the culmination of nearly a month spent filming in the Jackson Hole Valley and the park’s Teton Mountain Range.
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National Park Week: History of the National Parks

National Park Week: History of the National Parks

—By Cathy Brown
As America’s first national park, of course this 2.2 million acres of wilderness spanning Wyoming, Montana and Idaho made the list.
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The Importance of the North American Grasslands Conservation Act for Native Lands and Bison

The Importance of the North American Grasslands Conservation Act for Native Lands and Bison

—By Laura Kiniry
How do we stop our grasslands from disappearing and instead, save and maintain them for future generations?
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National Bison Month: From Conflict to Conservation

National Bison Month: From Conflict to Conservation

—By Joel Centano
From gaining a deeper understanding of these iconic creatures to getting wild with them in Yellowstone National Park, here are five of our favorite ways to commemorate the monthlong event.
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10 Reasons to Visit Yellowstone National Park in Winter

10 Reasons to Visit Yellowstone National Park in Winter

—By Michelle Peters
Winter is a pristine time in the Lamar Valley and the rest of the park, a time when nature enthusiasts can commune with the landscape and feel the raw authenticity of a winter wildlife safari.
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How Catastrophic Flooding Threatens Our National Parks

How Catastrophic Flooding Threatens Our National Parks

—By Cathy Brown
On June 13, 2022, the Yellowstone River reached its highest water levels recorded since monitoring started.
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20 Tips for Making the Most of Your National Park Trip

20 Tips for Making the Most of Your National Park Trip

—By Candice Gaukel Andrews
Once you’ve chosen which national park is right for you, use the following tips to make the most of your adventure!
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From Acadia to Yellowstone: The Best U.S. National Parks to Visit This Summer

From Acadia to Yellowstone: The Best U.S. National Parks to Visit This Summer

—By Michelle Peters
If you have your eye on a closer-to-home nature vacation this summer, here’s why we think these top national parks in the U.S. are superb in the summer.
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No Time to Waste: The World’s First Zero Waste Adventure in Yellowstone

No Time to Waste: The World’s First Zero Waste Adventure in Yellowstone

—By Natural Habitat Adventures
Natural Habitat Adventures and WWF educate and inspire travelers to adopt lifelong habits to save...
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Nat Hab Creates World’s First Zero Waste Travel Adventure in Yellowstone

Nat Hab Creates World’s First Zero Waste Travel Adventure in Yellowstone

—By Natural Habitat Adventures
We encourage the travel industry to follow Nat Hab’s lead to mitigate its impact, protect the earth’s precious natural resources, and educate travelers about how they can do their part.
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Six Quick Facts About Grand Teton National Park

Six Quick Facts About Grand Teton National Park

—By Chris Kassar
Nat Hab’s Hidden Yellowstone & Grand Teton Safari offers you an intimate exploration of Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks in spring or fall, when the parks...
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